Spread Some Christmas Cheer in Fayetteville: SHOP LOCAL!

Spread Some Christmas Cheer in Fayetteville: SHOP LOCAL!

I know it might be easier to hit the big chain stores, the malls, or even sit in your pajamas to order everything online but you will be missing the best part of shopping at Christmas time.  I’m suggesting a gift for yourself. Take a day out of the mad rush and meet your local shopkeepers; your neighbors. There are so many charming places for local shopping right here in Fayetteville.  Each shop has one-of-a-kind items for every person on your list. These dear people have been working hard to display special inventory to help you make a check mark beside each name on your list. It speaks Christmas when you walk into a locally-owned shop and are greeted personally by the owner himself. It might be cold outside but it will only take an eye twinkling moment to warm up. You will often be greeted with a cup of spiced cider and some holiday treats. Now that’s an indulgent experience that only comes around once a year. Don’t miss out on connecting to your community in this special way. I’m going to entice you out of your house for a lovely day of shopping by giving you my special local shopping guide that is categorized so you can quickly find the unique and interesting gifts you truly want to buy those on your list.  No one will be standing in the return line later.  Trust me, you will make Christmas merrier and brighter for all by shopping locally in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

For the Woman who Love Clothes:
I’ve written a whole post on this subject.  Women’s clothing happens to be one of my favorite subjects.  It’s titled, “Everything But the Mall… Top 10 Boutiques for Women’s Apparel in Fayetteville.”  Read the post here.  If you need help choosing one boutique to go to, I’d recommend Fox Trot, Fayetteville’s newest boutique.  You’ll love the store and you’ll love Carly, the owner.

For the Trendy Guys:
The Independent Denim and Essentials (casual menswear for rakish individuals)
The Mustache Goods and Wears (apparel, gift items, books, stationery)
Walker Brothers Dry Goods (fashion and custom clothing)
Masons (appareL, shoes, and accessories)
By Request for Men (apparel and accessories)

For the Home Decorator:
The French Quarter Feather Your Nest (fine french antiques and accessories)
Red Hill Gallery and Homewares (urban, fresh & uncommon goods)
The Gift House (unique gifts and collectibles)
Sara Kathryn’s (gifts for every occasion of life)
French Metro Antiques (fine french antiques and accessories)
Vintage Foundations (1960’s and 1970’s collectibles and furniture)
Onion Creek House of Gifts (french antique to american primitives)
Melody’s Choices (gifts for everyone, collectibles, frames, toys)
The Handmade Market (handmade goods and gourmet items)

For the Babies and Children:
Terra Tots (apparel, toys, and accessories)
3 Monkeys (apparel, toys, and accessories)
Bella Jack’s (apparel, toys, and accessories)
Learning Oasis Toys and Educational Gifts (wonderful age-appropriate gifts)
Glitterbox Nail Salon and Boutique (mani-pedi giftcard… a favorite of my girls)
Arkadia Retrocade (admission/giftcard)
Boingo Bounce  (admission/giftcard)
AR/MO Railroad (trip tickets, holiday event rides)
Brick by Brick (Lego sets and party venue)

For the Artist and Crafter: 
The Art Location (student classes,  great gift certificate for teen artist)
Ease Art Supplies (student classes and art supplies)
Handheld Kniting Shop (knitting supplies)
Dark Star Visuals (jewelry making supplies, classes and clothing boutique)
Olive Loom Sew Shop (seamstress supplies and handmade gifts)

For the Outdoorsman (or woman):
Pack Rat (gear and apparel)
Lewis & Clark Outfitters (gear and apparel)
Southtown Sporting Goods (archery, scuba, snow sports, gun shop)
Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters (camping gear, military surplus, apparel)

For the Jewelry Lover:
David Adams (fine jewelry design, custom and retail shop)
Romance Diamond Company (exclusive collections of world-wide designers)
Underwood’s Fine Jewelers (famous for custom and fine jewelry, the finest diamonds with gemologists right in the store)
Swift’s Jewelry (one of the oldest family-owned stores in NWArk)

For the Local Yokel:
FayetteChill (Outdoor sports apparel)
Houndstooth Clothing Company (Razorback, Legacy, Black Label collections)
Razorback Store (all things Razorback and other sports organizations)
The Hog Heaven Store (at Bud Walton Arena with all things Razorback!)

For the Cigar and Pipe Lover: 
The Tobacco Shop (Cigars, Pipes, Tobaccos and other supplies)
Open Door Cigars and Pipe (cigar shop and lounge)

For the World Goods Lover: 
Himilayan Mountain Shop (loom and knitted wear)
Corazon (Fine imported gifts and furniture)
The Global Shop ( handmade items located in Mama Carmen’s Coffee House)
Treasures From Africa Gift Shop ( Zaare products from near Bolgatanga, in the Upper East Region of Ghana West Africa)

For the Spa Lover:
Crown Beauty Bar (hair, nails, spa and salon products)
Glo Limited (spa, massage, beauty salon, products and unique gifts)
Tramps Day Spa (hair, nails, facials, and Aveda products)
I.M. Spa  (spa parties for young ladies, luxury spa treatments and massage)

For the Stationery Lover:
So Inviting (fine gifts and invitations)
Shindig Paperie  (invitations, stationery and gifts)

For the Reader:
NightBird Books (bookstore, featuring a wide variety of hand-selected new books for adults and children, and a cafe with locally sourced coffee, baked goods, and beer)
Dickson Street Bookshop (new, used and out-of-print books)

For the Vintage Apparel and Accessories Lover:
Cheap Thrills (also vintage costumes and party apparel)
Vintage Violet Boutique (jeweled apparel, lace gowns, beautiful vintage)

For the Collectors: 
Rock Bottom Comic Books (Comics, Trade Paperbacks, Collectibles)
Vintage Stock (movies, music, gaming)
Realms Anime (anime gifts, plushes, pillows, more!)

For the Chef:
The Handmade Market (lots of gifts for the gourmet cook)
ARECO (Restaurant Supply-family owned three generations and lots of great stuff for the home kitchen as well)

For the Shoe/Boot/Purse Lover:
Mason’s (Tom’s Shoes and more)
Warren’s (trendy ladies dress and casual footwear)
Country Outfitter (boots, apparel, handbags and more)
College Shoe Shop (more than expert repairs, new items too)

For the Fitness Buff: 
Rush Running (products and apparel for walking and running fitness)
Fleet Feet (Fitness footwear and apparel, wet suit rental)
Soul Yoga Lounge (a month’s membership)
FAC Fayetteville Athletic Club (Full Athletic Facility, memberships for one or all facilities)
Barre3 (a month’s membership)

For the Musician:
Block Street Records (new and used vinyl, vintage stereo gear, a few musical instruments, instrument accessories and gifts)

For the Dog Lover:
Bark ‘N Paws (pet grooming services, all natural pet food and treats, pet health care products, leashes and collars)


If you live in NWA, I hope you were reminded of some local shops for gift buying. If you have any other favorite boutiques in Fayetteville, comment on this post and let everyone know. If you’re visiting, hopefully we’ve helped you plan a shopping day. If you’re relocating to NWArk, I hope this post gave you a glimpse of our area. It’s a great place to live!

If you’re interested in buying or selling real estate in Northwest Arkansas, contact me, Jill Bell, for more information at [email protected].


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